Luis F. Hernandez

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A non-destructive method for scanning electron microscopy allows individual developing flower surfaces to be imaged sequentially. Kinematic analysis, the quantitative characterization of expansion behavior, can be applied to consecutive images of the same primordium. The individual cell, delimited as a polygon by its anticlinal walls, is the unit of(More)
A novel approach for CE data analysis based on pattern recognition techniques in the wavelet domain is presented. Low-resolution, denoised electropherograms are obtained by applying several preprocessing algorithms including denoising, baseline correction, and detection of the region of interest in the wavelet domain. The resultant signals are mapped into(More)
Prosopis chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz (Algarrobo de Chile) is an important native tree species that can be grown in arid and semiarid regions for wood and forage production and environmental protection. Developing a simple and reliable in vitro protocol for cloning it would enable to improve it genetically. Explants of P. chilensis were taken from 4 months-old(More)
Establishing a functional incident management system (IMS) is important in the management of public health emergencies. In response to the 2014-2016 Ebola virus disease (Ebola) epidemic in West Africa, CDC established the Emergency Management Development Team (EMDT) to coordinate technical assistance for developing emergency management capacity in Guinea,(More)
The relations between leaf conductance (gl) transpiration rate and root permeability to water (Rp) of three sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) cultivars grown in a controlled environment cabinet are described. No differences in transpiration rates were found but it was shown that plants with low values of Rp have active stomatal closure with favourable(More)
BACKGROUND Preterm neonates exhibit several deficiencies that endanger their lives. Understanding those disturbances will provide tools for the management of preterm neonates. The present work focuses on arginine and citrulline which has been flagged among the biochemical landmarks of prematurity. METHODS We examined blood samples of preterm newborns as(More)
The induction and improvement of in vitro rhizogenesis of microshoots of Prosopis chilensis (Mol.) Stuntz and Nothofagus alpina (Poep. et Endl. Oerst.) were compared using Agrobacterium rhizogenes (Ar) versus indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) in the culture media. Microshoots of P. chilensis (1-2 cm length), coming from in vitro grown seedlings, were cultivated(More)
In the present work the effect of a moderate water deficit (MWD), imposed to field grown plants in two sunflower hybrids from early anthesis (reproductive stage 6 or R6) to harvest maturity (HM), on the development of epicuticular waxes (epw; mg/g) of the fruit’s pericarp, was studied. The experiment was repeated during two consecutive years. In both(More)
Invasive fungal infections are more commonly found in patients who develop neutropenia after chemotherapy. A 4-year-old girl with diagnosis of acute lymphoid leukemia developed febrile neutropenia after chemotherapy. Broad spectrum antibiotics and antimycotic therapy were initiated. Candida albicans was isolated and Entamoeba histolytica was observed in(More)
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